The International Council of Museums (ICOM) is the only international organisation representing museums and museum professionals.

For The First Time, Annual Meetings Without Borders

From the 6th to the 8th of June, Paris became once again the centre of ICOM’s activities. The French capital welcomed more than 350 members of our organisation for the 2018 Annual Meetings, held at the UNESCO headquarters. However, this year for the first time, the conference was made accessible to the largest number of members ever via Facebook Live.

Read more on the decisions adopted, the extraordinary guests and the workshops in our Annual Meetings recap.
ICOM Kyoto 2019 General Conference poster Light Descends on Kyoto by Koji Kinutani, presented at the 2018 Annual Meetings.

Can Museums Really Help Refugees?

What would make a refugee want to go to a museum? How can museum help their immediate situation? Masum Momaya, research Fellow at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, recounts her experience as a participant in a CAMOC workshop aimed to answer these questions and makes five recommendations on how museums can play a meaningful role in the migration crises.

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Int'l Committee for Museums and Collections of Decorative Arts and Design (ICDAD) & Int'l Committee for Historic House Museums (DEMHIST)
"Decorative Arts and Interiors"
Baku, Azerbaijan | 10 - 12 October
Deadline extended to July 15 | Apply

"Participatory strategies for museums. Crossing opportunities"
Turin, Italy | 16 - 17 November
Deadline 31 August | Apply

International Committee for Egyptology (CIPEG)
"Beating Barriers! Overcoming Obstacles to Achievement"
Swansea, UK | 4 - 8 September
Deadline 15 July | Apply

International Committee of Memorial Museums in Remembrance of the Victims of Public Crimes (ICMEMO)
"Memory, Art and Identity"
Tel Aviv & Jerusalem, Israel | 14 - 18 October
Deadline 30 July | Apply

The Best in Heritage 

In less than two months, Dubrovnik will host the 17th edition of The Best in Heritage, featuring altogether 42 presentations of a wide scope of laureates coming from 4 continents. The event will bring together authors of most exceptional achievements, a professional audience and the public. Organise your stay in the Croatian capital and register to the conference today!
CIMUSET has announced the first workshop on: “Developing Relevant and Inspiring Science Exhibitions: From Idea to Opening Day” presented by the “International Training Workshop on Capacity Building for Science Centers and Museums”.

29 Oct. to 5 Nov. | Beijing, China
More information and registration
ICOM ICEE has launched its 2018 Webinar Series, which consists of six 60-minute web seminars that showcase relevant examples of best practices and innovation in the exhibition field. The webinars will cover a wide range of topics related to exhibition exchange including development, production, tour management, and logistics. In total, 137 museum and exhibition professionals from 29 countries participated in the inaugural webinar on June 27, organised in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution.

More information and registration
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